Descendants' Path

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Descendants' Path

Enchantment

At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card that shares a creature type with a creature you control, you can cast this card without paying its mana cost. Otherwise, put it at the bottom of your library.

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Descendants' Path Discussion

Osbert on The Man,The Myth,The Mill | Persistent Petitioners

4 days ago

Lantern of Insight could do some work as a pseudo control card to prevent opponents from drawing specific cards.

Some general tribal cards like Patriarch's Bidding and Descendants' Path might be worth a look.

If you find yourself paying the 1 then Thousand-Year Elixir might be worth a look but I don't think it's necessary at all.

Smallfry20uk on Sigarda, Herons Grace EDH

1 week ago

Removed Repel the Abominable , Descendants' Path , Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds . Added in Path to Exile , Decree of Justice , Opal Palace and Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip.

I don't think I have enough creatures to reliably use Descendants' Path without messing up draws of my other spells. Repel the Abominable seems redundant with the other means I have to protect my board state and I feel at only two colours of mana I don't need to fixing as badly as I need lands that enter untapped.

I would like to add in Silverblade Paladin and some form of equipment to provide a backup plan of commanded damage but I'm not sure what to cut or which weapon to add. I'm currently thinking of Frontline Medic being one of the dropped cards.

triproberts12 on Wolfen Horde

1 week ago

I think the biggest thing that would improve this deck is getting some tutors for Immerwolf . Chord of Calling is the most important, since it's instant-speed, allowing you to flip your werewolves. Woodland Bellower , Green Sun's Zenith , Birthing Pod , Eldrich Evolution, Fauna Shaman , and Natural Order are all good, too. Secondly, I would put in some generic tribal stuff. Adaptive Automaton , Door of Destinies , Herald's Horn , Kindred Summons , Metallic Mimic , Obelisk of Urd , Vanquisher's Banner , Urza's Incubator , Coat of Arms , Descendants' Path , Grave Sifter , Path of Ancestry , Shared Animosity , Steely Resolve , and Tribal Unity are all cards you should consider.

Xica on Is there a card that ...

1 week ago

SynergyBuild
Scroll Rack is not modern legal, just like Ponder or Preordain.

TypicalTimmy has some wisdom...
You can easily choose to build RG dragons, with descendant's path & some mana dorks - and if you go the Descendants' Path route, then the "shitty dragons" like Slumbering Dragon will be pretty viable for you. (and on the top end you can cheat in all kind of nonsense with your Guild Feud)

However if you want to build around this due to the playstyle (and not as a deckbuilding challenge), then i would encourage you to foresake it.
And play UG instead.
It has pretty much the same effect, and it has redundant copies of the effect in multiple modern legal cards.
Reason / Believe being one - that even has enabler attached to it. Of course there is also Impromptu Raid (extra value with cards like Woodfall Primus), or Call of the Wild if you want to keep the creature.
Both effects are enchantments - hence expecting them to survive is reasonable.
You have support cards like Summoning Trap, See the Unwritten, Sifter Wurm and the like that can be upside in certain situations. And of course you must play the mandatory U(g) scry effects like Serum Visions, Mystic Speculation, Nissa, Steward of Elements...etc.
If you add some mana dorks you have a deck.

TypicalTimmy on Is there a card that ...

1 week ago

If you are looking to maximize your potential with a Fight-centric deck, I'd suggest you also run a few copies of Frontier Siege for it's Dragon's mode and jam-pack the deck full of heavy hitters: AKA high power.

If you use Frontier Siege, you can maximize impact with Dragons. Now you have heavy hitters and flyers. Couple this with Atarka, World Render and Dragonlord Atarka as they are both great for this sort of thing. Not to mention the double-strike anthem alongside the burn ETB is sweet.

You can also run Foe-Razer Regent for more intense fun.

Coupling on the anthem idea, there's also Crucible of Fire, which will allow your Dragons to be even larger when they fight.

You'll need to either ramp or cheat your way to the top. I'd suggest the following:

This will give you plenty of ramp support. You can fix the amount as you see fit based on your deck's overall needs.

You will also want to cheat out Dragons. Descendants' Path is wonderful for this.

If you are going to choose to run Planeswalkers (Which, with so many flyers you should if you got the room for them), I'd suggest either Sarkhan Vol, or Sarkhan, Fireblood. Fireblood is the clear winner here as he generates more precious mana, but Vol is a nice choice if you'd like to not only fight a creature but attack with your Dragon as well on the same turn.

I'd also recommend at least 1x Utvara Hellkite as when you do a full swing, you're going to create a ton of tokens - all of which kick in Frontier Siege. Since those are also all 6/6, they will likely survive and thus become 8/8s with a single Foe-Razer Regent.


Jesus, I might make this deck. I've got like so many Dragon decks I have literally lost count. Even two EDH Dragon Tribal decks.

Dragon Tribal is my #1 favorite Tribal :3 They are just so insanely fun to play with.

Osbert on Big Daddy

1 week ago

Cheating of mana cost is probably the most powerful thing you can do for dragons. My Ur-Dragon deck abuses a lot of free summoning mechanics or severely reduces their mana cost.

Cream of the Crop, Sensei's Divining Top, Brainstorm, Sylvan Library, Lim-Dul's Vault, and Congregation at Dawn all set the top of your deck with whatever cards you want. In this deck that's going to be dragons 90% of the time.

Lurking Predators, Descendants' Path, and Intent, The Dreamer all let you play the top card of your library for free or for a severe discount. I also run Wild Pair to slam down multiple dragons a turn. Belbe's Portal, Hunting Grounds, and Quicksilver Amulet also let cheat them into play at instant speed and for less mana then their casting costs. Selvala's Stampede creates a conundrum at the table and usually lets you drop several permanents from your hand into play and get one creature off the top. Fist of Suns and Jodah, Archmage Eternal let you cast anything for 5 which is a significant discount on your commander and other cards.

Alternatively you can run a great graveyard based package with Reanimate, Animate Dead, Strands of Night, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Buried Alive, Entomb, Life from the Loam and other dredge cards and always tutor for Scion and Bladewing to get that all going.

I've always found dragons biggest weakness is their lack of interaction with what your opponents are doing. Aura Shards, Sarkhan's Unsealing, Warstorm Surge, Cyclonic Rift, Toxic Deluge, Cleansing Meditation, Vandalblast, and Austere Command take care of our opponents game plans swiftly with little or no impact on our board.

Saljen on Just a Few Slivers

1 week ago

You run both. You want both Paradox Engine + Intruder Alarm as well as Gemhide Sliver + Manaweft Sliver + Cryptolith Rite. This lets you get your combo out as consistently as possible, plus all of these individually massively help your game plan even if you aren't comboing out with them.

Training Grounds makes your commander's ability immensely more usable. Helps with a few of the activation costs from Slivers as well, like Necrotic Sliver.

I also play 5c Slivers with Overlord as the Commander.

Here are some cards I'd suggest with that experience in mind:

Descendants' Path is a great draw engine. Mirari's Wake buffs your slivers and doubles your mana. Phyrexian Reclamation lets you pull Slivers from your yard. Shared Animosity is one of the best one sided buffs you can give your Slivers. Steely Resolve for an additional way to give them all hexproof. Spirit of Resistance combos with Sliver Hivelord making it so you cannot lose the game. Konda's Banner gives +2/+2 to all slivers when attached to a 5c sliver. Vanquisher's Banner is a draw engine and buffs your slivers. Distant Melody draws a ton, Domri Rade serves many roles and is very cheap to play, Cyclonic Rift belongs in any EDH list with blue in it. Shaman of Forgotten Ways is a good ramper, helps to hit 5 colors and has a win-con attached to it. I also run a Birds of Paradise for color fixing.

This deck doesn't look to be a budget deck, except in your lands. That's okay, that's exactly how my deck is as well. Here are some good cards to make fixing 5 colors easier:

The Vivid land cycle: Vivid Crag Vivid Creek Vivid Grove Vivid Marsh Vivid Meadow. 5 lands that can tap for any color twice.

The Triple Taplands: Seaside Citadel, Arcane Sanctum, Crumbling Necropolis, Savage Lands, Jungle Shrine, Sandsteppe Citadel, Mystic Monastery, Opulent Palace, Nomad Outpost, Frontier Bivouac.

The cheaper 5c lands: Ancient Ziggurat, Cascading Cataracts, City of Brass, Command Tower, Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse + (only) 1 of each basic, Exotic Orchard, Grand Coliseum, Mirrodin's Core, Path of Ancestry, Rupture Spire, Sliver Hive, Transguild Promenade, Gateway Plaza, Unclaimed Territory, Unknown Shores.

Running a combination of all of these means you only need 1 of each basic, and you'll have no problem hitting 5 colors asap. There are better ways to build the mana pool for 5c Slivers, but it costs thousands of dollars worth of lands.

Anyways, love what you've got going on so far. Hope your table hates playing against this deck as much as my table hates playing against mine, haha.

cdkime on How do card: Into the ...

2 weeks ago

Follow-up point: in your question you said "each reveal" a card - this is incorrect. Only Descendants' Path causes you to reveal the top card of your library to other players. Into the Wilds allows you to look at the top card of your library. Because you are looking at it, not revealing it, it remains hidden information from other players--you are the only one who sees the card as a result of Into the Wilds (unless, of course, you put it onto the battlefield).

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